2019-10-01: Eruptions of volcanic ash and lava occurred at Ulawun volcano on Tuesday morning (01 October, local time). Evacuations were initiated. The nearby city of Kimbe could be affected by ashfall. The area is also affected by earthquakes.
Air traffic disruptions are possible. Travellers are advised to inform themselves via local media and authorities about the current situation on site, to follow instructions from authorities, to exercise caution, and to avoid the surrounding area of the volcano. Passengers travelling via Hoskins Airport are advised to contact their airline or tour operator about the current flight status in advance to their journey to the airport.